How To Pick The Right Family Vacation Destination

A beige picnic basket, a red checked sheet to sit on, an umbrella, some story books, dad’s fishing rod and bucket, our hiking shoes, and the smell of chicken sandwiches and pretzels on the car’s back seat. That pretty much summed up our quick weekend getaway when we were kids. Family vacations get etched in your mind by some associations or another, and it’s an experience every child should have.

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So how do you make a memorable travel experience for your kid? Where do you go? What do you do? We will give you some pointers that will enable you to choose the right destination. So what are you waiting for? Tick – Northern Lights Finland off your bucket list.

Where to head off to?

This is one point that will drive you crazy till you get a complete consensus of the entire clan. One might want to go to a beach, while the other may want to experience the mountains, kids may wish to have an adventure whereas you are looking to relax and rejuvenate.

You might want to consider another aspect if you wish to make it a budget vacation or if you are right to splurge or meet the two somewhere in between. Better would be to pick a place that is new and unexplored and has a uniqueness to it that the whole family can enjoy.

What can we do there?

Once you have a fair idea of what kind of place you want to visit, research the area thoroughly. Don’t be in a situation where you land up there and then realize there isn’t much to do. Chalk out an itinerary that involves a lot of activities keeping in mind the individual people traveling with you and also activities that you can enjoy as a group.

You don’t want to pick a place with anything to entertain you, especially if you are traveling with kids. Put a spin on the entire vacation and choose a place with some annual events like the food fests in Iceland or Germany, cultural escapades of Africa or Europe, or the usual Christmas and New Year’s events. It will be an exceptional experience for your children to experience cross cultures and traditions. Nature lovers from around the USA like to visit Alaska to breathe fresh air and enjoy the scenery. Before traveling, they like to click for fishing and whale-watching tours that can leave people in awe. It’s a perfect way to bond with nature and family, create memories, and spend some quality time together.

How far are you willing to travel?

While traveling with your family, one of the most important things to consider is how you will reach your vacation destination and whether it is approach-friendly. Consider the feasibility of the place concerning climate first. What will the weather be like? Will your kids adapt easily? Next up on the list is what transport mode you will pick.

Flights, trains, buses, or self-drive cars can be the options you consider after evaluating the travel temperament of your family and what will give them the most comforting journey. You can use a combination of modes of transport to reach your destination but be well-planned with the timings and routes you decide to embark upon. According to the directions, coordinate your kids’ meal timings and break stops. If they haven’t traveled much before, it is advisable to go easy on them and keep shorter distances.

The fact of the matter is no matter where you land, spend oodles of quality time with each other. Make sure you and your family have a new experience on every vacation and ensure that you embrace and connect with each travel tunnel you go through.  

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Saumya works at The Villa Escape – as editor. She is a 20-something fun-loving and ambitious female who loves traveling and loves to share her traveling experiences. She loves solo travel trips. If not traveling you can find her behind her laptop playing games.

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